Another thing I forgot about till I asked my DH what we did during our kitchen remodel, though it was only about 2-3 weeks was I made a meal plan by category for each week. Example
Sun = Crock Pot soup or stew
Mon = Sandwiches and canned soup
Tue = Casserole from the freezer
Wed = Eat out
Thu = Salad
Fri = Red Beans & Rice or Spaghetti & Meatballs cooked in the crockpot
Sat = Eat out
Then I'd come up with a few Crockpot soup/stews like one would be a Mexican Chicken Lime Soup or Vegetable Beef or Chile. For sandwiches, one week might be Roast Beef with horseradish and French onion soup or Roasted Chicken rolled in tortillias (heat in microwave) with tomato soup.
So I had a basic menu planned for the entire time, had a good idea of what type of pantry staples I needed and wasn't stressing every night over what to eat. And of course the days could be switched around based on what was going on during the week.